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Davis scores 30, leads New Orleans over Houston


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 19 2014 12:43AM

HOUSTON (AP) Anthony Davis knew he'd have to be aggressive with Tyreke Evans out with an injury to give New Orleans a chance against the Houston Rockets.

He did just that, and it helped the Pelicans to a win.

Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Pelicans to a 99-90 victory over the Rockets on Thursday night.

"Right now it's all about maturity and growing up as a team and realizing this is a moment, this is where we have to start growing up and learning how to win games," the 21-year-old said. "I think we did a good job of that (Thursday)."

The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead and they didn't trail again. Ryan Anderson scored the last five points on that spurt to help New Orleans snap a six-game skid in Houston.

Jrue Holiday added 16 points with 10 assists for New Orleans and Anderson had 16 points. Evans, who is the team's second-leading scorer with 17 points a game, sat out with a bruised right knee.

"We couldn't contain the ball very well," Houston coach Kevin McHale said. "Holiday kind of got where he wanted with the ball."

Davis was encouraged that they were able to hold Houston to just 90 points.

"We've got to realize that we're a defensive team and when we defend, we're a tough team to beat," he said.

James Harden scored 21 and Dwight Howard had 17 points with 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who lost for just the second time in nine games.

Harden entered the game leading the NBA in scoring and had scored more than 40 points in two of his last three games. But he had a tough night by his standards and made just eight of 23 shots.

Harden made back-to-back layups to get Houston within six, but Holiday answered with a pair of baskets to make it 91-81 with less than 2 1/2 minutes left.

Davis scored four quick points to push the Pelicans lead to 83-75 with about seven minutes remaining.

The Pelicans opened the fourth quarter with a 7-2 spurt to take a 72-70 lead. Dante Cunningham started the run with a 3-pointer and Davis had a nice alley-oop dunk in it.

New Orleans had a six-point lead after two free throws by Cunningham midway through the third. Houston then used a 9-1 run, capped by a steal and dunk by Trevor Ariza, to take its first lead of the second half, 65-63.

Holiday tied it up with a jump shot before Troy Daniels hit a 3-pointer to leave the Rockets up 68-65 entering the fourth quarter.

The Pelicans were up by nine early in the third when Houston scored five quick points, capped by a nifty sequence by Patrick Beverley, Ariza and Harden, to cut the lead to 58-54.

Beverley and Ariza surrounded Davis and Beverley stole the ball as Davis lost his balance and crashed backward to the court. Beverley hit Harden with a long pass and he finished with a layup.

Howard had three blocks on Thursday to give him 1,691 and move him past McHale and into 25th place on the all-time blocked shots list.

The Rockets had trouble getting going in the first half and scored a season-low 17 points in the second quarter. The slow start could have had something to do with playing a tough back-to-back that saw them land in Houston at 4 a.m. Thursday following an overtime win in Denver.

New Orleans used a 5-0 run late in the second quarter to take a 46-39 lead at halftime.

TIP-INS

Pelicans: Coach Monty Williams said they'll re-evaluate Evans on Friday. ... Austin Rivers started in his place and had 10 points and six assists.

Rockets: Kostas Papanikolaou returned after missing five games with a strained right knee. ... Francisco Garcia (calf, strained Achilles) and Terrence Jones (left leg nerve inflammation) remain out.

OH BABY

Houston's Jason Terry missed the second straight game to be with his wife who had the couple's fifth child - a girl - this week. He's expected to return for Saturday's game.

T-MAC BACK

Former Houston All-Star Tracy McGrady watched the game from a courtside seat. He received a standing ovation after a video was played in the arena with highlights of the game 10 years ago when he scored 13 points in 35 seconds to give the Rockets a thrilling come-from-behind win over the Spurs.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host Portland Saturday.

Rockets: Host Atlanta Saturday.


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NOP
HOU
     
    • 46.3%

    • 38.4%

    • 27.8%

    • 24.0%

    • 81.8%

    • 78.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP HOU
Total Rebounds 45 43
Offensive Rebounds 12 12
Turnovers 12 11
Fast Break Pts: 5 13
Biggest Lead: 10 4
Points in the Paint: 38 48
NOP HOU
p Davis   30 Harden   21
rb Davis   14 Howard   13
a Holiday   10 Harden   5
s 2 players   2 Ariza   4
b Davis   5 Howard   3
 
  • 12/18 - NOP 99 @ HOU 90
  • 01/02 - HOU 83 @ NOP 111
  • 03/25 - HOU 95 @ NOP 93
  • 04/12 - NOP 114 @ HOU 121
New Orleans Pelicans (13-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Babbitt F 14:27 3-4 3-4 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 9
A. Davis F 40:49 10-17 0-0 10-12 +12 1 13 14 3 0 2 1 5 0 30
O. Asik C 28:12 1-3 0-0 0-0 -3 3 8 11 1 3 0 3 0 1 2
A. Rivers G 35:28 4-10 0-2 2-2 +21 1 0 1 6 5 0 2 0 0 10
J. Holiday G 38:22 8-19 0-2 0-1 +1 1 2 3 10 3 2 4 2 2 16
D. Cunningham   33:45 6-10 1-1 2-2 +1 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 15
J. Salmons   14:00 0-7 0-5 0-0 -9 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Anderson   29:37 6-11 1-3 3-3 +11 3 3 6 1 3 0 1 0 0 16
J. Withey   02:08 0-0 0-0 1-2 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
J. Fredette   03:12 0-1 0-1 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Ajinca DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Evans DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Mekel DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-82 5-18 18-22   12 33 45 21 17 4 12 8 4 99
  46.3% 27.8% 81.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12
Houston Rockets (19-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 39:37 4-12 0-4 2-2 -3 2 6 8 1 2 4 0 0 0 10
D. Motiejunas F 23:26 4-13 0-2 1-1 -13 3 1 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 9
D. Howard C 35:19 7-15 0-0 3-5 -2 2 11 13 2 4 0 3 3 1 17
J. Harden G 34:04 8-23 2-7 3-5 -10 2 5 7 5 4 0 4 0 2 21
P. Beverley G 37:21 2-8 1-7 4-4 0 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 9
K. Papanikolaou   22:36 1-4 0-0 2-2 +4 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 4
T. Black   08:30 1-1 0-0 3-4 -3 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
J. Dorsey   12:10 1-3 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
I. Canaan   10:39 2-3 0-1 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
T. Daniels   16:18 3-4 3-4 0-0 -3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
F. Garcia DND - Right Calf/Achilles Strain
N. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Terry NWT - Personal Reasons
Total   240 33-86 6-25 18-23   12 31 43 19 18 8 11 4 8 90
  38.4% 24.0% 78.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11

inactive

  • Pelicans: Gordon, Smith
  • Rockets: Capela, Jones

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: Rivers
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 18

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #29 Mark Lindsay, #64 Justin VanDuyne
  • Attendance: 18137
  • Duration: 2:11
New Orleans Pelicans (40-34) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Davis (Motiejunas gains possession)
  11:36 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST)  11:20
[NOP 2-0]
 
  10:54 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:52  
Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  10:34  
  10:32 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:23  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:02
[HOU 2-2]
Motiejunas Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Rivers Layup Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42
[HOU 5-2]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:32
[NOP 4-5]
 
  09:18 Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:17  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:00  
Davis Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST)  08:48
[NOP 6-5]
 
  08:26 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Jump Ball Howard vs Davis (Asik gains possession) 
Team Rebound  08:23  
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  08:17  
  07:58 Ariza Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:58  
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:30
[HOU 8-6]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST)  07:13
[NOP 8-8]
 
  06:56 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:55  
Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST)  06:41
[NOP 10-8]
 
  06:22
[HOU 10-10]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Holiday Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  06:04  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39
[HOU 12-10]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  05:11 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:11
[NOP 11-12]
 
  05:11 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  05:11 Ariza Substitution replaced by Black 
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Cunningham  05:11  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Salmons  05:11  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:11
[NOP 12-12]
 
  04:54 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:53  
Holiday Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:32 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:31  
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:59
[HOU 14-12]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  03:38
[NOP 14-14]
 
  03:18
[HOU 16-14]
Beverley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:57  
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:54
[NOP 16-16]
 
  02:37 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Holiday (1 BLK) 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:36  
  02:32 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:32  
  02:32 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:32  
Team Rebound  02:32  
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:32  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:32
[NOP 17-16]
 
  02:15 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
  02:15 Team Rebound 
  02:13
[HOU 19-17]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST) 
Holiday Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST)  01:48
[NOP 19-19]
 
  01:38 Beverley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:09 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Salmons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:01  
  01:01
[HOU 20-19]
Black Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:01 Beverley Substitution replaced by Canaan 
Davis Substitution replaced by Withey  01:01  
  01:01
[HOU 21-19]
Black Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:45.6  
  00:45.6 Black Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:45.6 Team Rebound 
  00:45.6
[HOU 22-19]
Black Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:30.7  
Anderson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:29.3
[NOP 21-22]
 
Holiday Violation:Kicked Ball  00:10.5  
  00:01.9 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.4  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (40-34) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:44
[NOP 23-22]
 
  11:44 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  11:44
[NOP 24-22]
 
  11:34
[HOU 24-24]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Canaan (1 AST) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:34  
  11:34 Team Timeout : Short 
  11:34
[HOU 25-24]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  11:19 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Withey Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:19
[NOP 25-25]
 
  11:19 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
Withey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:19  
  11:14 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:06 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Withey Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:53  
Withey Substitution replaced by Asik  10:53  
Asik Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:39  
  10:34 Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  10:34 Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  10:34 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:18  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:14  
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:08
[NOP 27-25]
 
  09:56
[HOU 27-27]
Canaan Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  09:37  
  09:33
[HOU 29-27]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (3 AST) 
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:12
[NOP 29-29]
 
  08:53
[HOU 31-29]
Dorsey Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (4 AST) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:21  
Salmons Substitution replaced by Davis  08:21  
  08:08 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:07  
Asik Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:52  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  07:50  
  07:49 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:43
[HOU 33-29]
Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:16 Howard Dunk Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:14  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:02  
Anderson Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:02
[NOP 31-33]
 
  06:50 Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK) 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:47  
Cunningham Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST)  06:43
[NOP 33-33]
 
  06:23
[HOU 35-33]
Canaan Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:01
[NOP 35-35]
 
  05:34 Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:34 Howard Substitution replaced by Harden 
  05:34 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  05:34 Canaan Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Holiday  05:34  
  05:34 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Black 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  05:18
[NOP 37-35]
 
  05:05 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:04  
Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:59  
  04:36 Motiejunas Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:35  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:25  
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Black (1 ST)  04:17  
  03:56
[HOU 37-37]
Black Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:35
[NOP 39-37]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:27  
Asik Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:27  
  03:19 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
  03:07 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:07
[NOP 40-37]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:07
[NOP 41-37]
 
  02:53 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:51  
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:30  
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:29  
  02:15 Black Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
  02:15 Black Substitution replaced by Howard 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Asik  02:15  
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:50
[HOU 39-41]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:24  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:06 Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:06 Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt  01:06  
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  01:06  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST)  00:50.2
[NOP 44-39]
 
  00:25.8 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:25.7  
  00:25.7 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:25.7
[NOP 45-39]
 
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:25.7  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Asik  00:25.7  
  00:25.7 Howard Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:25.7
[NOP 46-39]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:08.1  
Asik Substitution replaced by Salmons  00:08.1  
  00:00.0 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (40-34) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST)  11:42
[NOP 49-39]
 
  11:19
[HOU 41-49]
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  10:50 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:45
[HOU 43-49]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Rivers Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Asik (1 AST)  10:19
[NOP 51-43]
 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:11  
  10:11
[HOU 44-51]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:11
[HOU 45-51]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Asik Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  09:58  
  09:47 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:45 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:45 Ariza Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:45 Team Rebound 
Asik Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:45  
  09:45
[HOU 46-51]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:45
[HOU 47-51]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:34
[NOP 53-47]
 
  09:24
[HOU 49-53]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Davis Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  09:10
[NOP 55-49]
 
  09:00 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Holiday (2 BLK) 
  08:58 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:56 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:55 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:52 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (3 BLK) 
  08:51 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:47 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  08:47  
  08:31 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:24 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:17 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:16  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Holiday (6 AST)  08:05
[NOP 58-49]
 
  07:51 Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Davis (4 BLK) 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:49  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Rivers Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:21  
  07:21 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Cunningham  07:21  
Rivers Technical  07:21  
  07:21
[HOU 50-58]
Harden Free Throw Technical (13 PTS) 
  07:14
[HOU 52-58]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  06:46  
  06:41
[HOU 54-58]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:40  
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK)  06:29  
Team Rebound  06:28  
Holiday Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:13 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:58 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:57  
  05:55 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (7 AST)  05:41
[NOP 60-54]
 
  05:26 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:25 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:25 Harden Tip Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  05:23  
  05:23 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:13 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (3 PF) 
Davis Free Throw Technical Missed  05:13  
Team Rebound  05:13  
Asik Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  05:10  
Asik Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:10  
Babbitt Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:02  
  05:02
[HOU 55-60]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Salmons  05:02  
  05:02
[HOU 56-60]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:49 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:40 Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:40
[NOP 61-56]
 
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  04:40  
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:40
[NOP 62-56]
 
  04:19 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
  04:18 Harden Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Anderson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:06  
  04:06
[HOU 57-62]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:06
[HOU 58-62]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:43 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST) 
Davis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:33 Team Rebound 
  03:16
[HOU 61-62]
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
  03:05 Papanikolaou Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Davis Free Throw Technical (22 PTS)  03:05
[NOP 63-61]
 
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:53 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  02:44 Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:43  
Holiday Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Beverley (3 ST)  02:39  
Holiday Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:31  
  02:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:31 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Davis Substitution replaced by Asik  02:31  
  02:31
[HOU 62-63]
Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:31
[HOU 63-63]
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Asik Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (4 ST)  02:18  
  02:15
[HOU 65-63]
Ariza Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:52 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:51  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:18 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:17  
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.9 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:50.9 Papanikolaou Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:49.3  
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:39.6
[NOP 65-65]
 
  00:28.9 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:27.9  
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:05.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:00.1
[HOU 68-65]
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:48 Motiejunas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rivers (3 AST)  11:36
[NOP 68-68]
 
  11:10
[HOU 70-68]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rivers (4 AST)  10:56
[NOP 70-70]
 
  10:45 Dorsey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (5 BLK) 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  10:44  
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:30 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
Fredette Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:29  
  10:20 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:20
[NOP 71-70]
 
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:20
[NOP 72-70]
 
  10:02
[HOU 73-72]
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:38  
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:26
[NOP 74-73]
 
  09:11 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:07 Dorsey Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  09:06  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rivers (5 AST)  08:57
[NOP 77-73]
 
  08:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:48 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  08:48 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  08:48 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:48 Canaan Substitution replaced by Howard 
Fredette Substitution replaced by Holiday  08:48  
  08:37 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  08:34 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK) 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:32  
  08:16 Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:16
[NOP 78-73]
 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:16
[NOP 79-73]
 
  07:59
[HOU 75-79]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Holiday (8 AST)  07:48
[NOP 81-75]
 
  07:26 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Holiday (9 AST)  07:12
[NOP 83-75]
 
  06:50
[HOU 77-83]
Howard Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:33
[NOP 85-77]
 
  06:33 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:33  
  06:33 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:15 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:13  
Holiday Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:53  
Rivers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:52  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:28 Howard Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  05:28 Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  05:28  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:08 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Holiday Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:08  
  05:08 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:08 Team Rebound 
  05:08 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:08  
Anderson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Davis (3 AST)  04:45
[NOP 87-77]
 
  04:24
[HOU 79-87]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Davis Running Bank shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:58 Beverley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:38  
  03:38 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:38 Team Rebound 
  03:38 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:38  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  03:10
[HOU 81-87]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Holiday Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:01
[NOP 89-81]
 
  02:48 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  02:47  
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  02:30  
Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:29  
Holiday Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:27
[NOP 91-81]
 
  02:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:14
[HOU 83-91]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Holiday Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  02:14  
  02:14
[HOU 84-91]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:44 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Holiday (2 ST) 
  01:40 Beverley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  01:40
[NOP 92-84]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  01:40
[NOP 93-84]
 
  01:40 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:35
[HOU 86-93]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Holiday (10 AST)  01:28
[NOP 95-86]
 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  01:21  
  01:21
[HOU 87-95]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:21
[HOU 88-95]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Holiday Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:59.6
[NOP 97-88]
 
  00:51.6
[HOU 90-97]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rivers (6 AST)  00:29.5
[NOP 99-90]
 
  00:29.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:22.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:21.6  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOP
5th Southwest
45
37
7-3
28-13
17-24
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOP
2 players 31.5
2 players 11.0
2 players 5.0
2 players 3.0
2 players 1.8
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4